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Shedding light on the current art scene, Gladston's Contemporary Chinese Art puts China's recent artistic output into the context of the wider cultural, economic, and political conditions that surround it. Focusing principally on art produced by artists from mainland China--including painting, film, video, photography, and performance.
As the first Chinese writer to articulate a distinctively Chinese avant-gardism and modernity -- one not defined by Western chronology or formalism -- Gao Minglu is largely responsible for the visibility of Chinese art in the global art scene today.
Artsy is an online platform for discovering, learning about, and collecting art. A growing collection comprises 140,000+ artworks by 25,000+ artists from leading art fairs, galleries, museums, and art institutions. Artsy provides one of the largest collections of contemporary art available online.
Dealing not only with architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also with bronze and ceramics, this text offers a complete panorama of Chinese arts and civilisation. In his text, the author Bushell stresses the importance of knowing the society to understand the arts.
Exploring the history of art in China from its earliest incarnations to the present day, this comprehensive volume includes two dozen newly-commissioned essays spanning the theories, genres,and media central to Chinese art and theory throughout its history.
Collects important Chinese writings about painting, from the earliest examples through the fourteenth century, allowing readers to see how the art of this rich era was seen and understood in the artists' own times. Presented in accurate and readable translations, and prefaced with artistic and historical background information to the formative periods of Chinese theory and criticism. Includes a glossary of terms and an appendix containing brief biographies of 270 artists and critics.
This book examines Chinese art from the mid-eighteenth century to the present, beginning with discussion of a Chinese portrait modeler from Canton who traveled to London in 1769, and ending with an analysis of art and visual culture in post-colonial Hong Kong. Offering more than a simple charting of influences, it uncovers a pattern of richly mutual interchange between Chinese art and its others.
In Classical China, crafted artefacts offered a material substrate for abstract thought as graphic paradigms for social relationships. Focusing on the 5th to 2nd Centuries B.C., Martin Powers explores how these paradigms continued to inform social thought long after the material substrate had been abandoned. In this detailed study, the author makes the claim that artefacts are never neutral: as a distinctive possession, each object - through the abstracting function of style - offers a material template for scales of value.
China has an age-old zoomorphic tradition. The First Emperor was famously said to have had the heart of a tiger and a wolf. Splendidly illustrated with works ranging from Bronze Age vessels to twentieth-century conceptual pieces, this volume is a wide-ranging look at zoomorphic and anthropomorphic imagery in Chinese art.
This course introduces the historical development and style change of Chinese art, the profound tradition of Chinese culture, and the unique artistic charm of Chinese painting, calligraphy, ceramic, bronze and folk art. This class will focus on the importance of historical and archeological context of Chinese art and introduce and analyze the famous masters and their works representing each stage of historical development of Chinese art. As this class is designed for non-Chinese students, the curriculum of this course has been adapted to require students to compare paintings of Chinese artists with those of western counterparts, using western concepts, style and techniques, so as to deepen the student’s understanding and develop their true and lasting interest and attention to Chinese art.